Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: (Achim Gottinger)
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] New Mail Stuff
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 11:19:23
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] New Mail Stuff by Jerry A!
"Jerry A!" wrote:

> Hey, I've been working on trying to update the way mail portages are > installed for a while now. Well, actually, the real job (tm) has been > getting in the way. > > Anyway, what I've been trying to do is come up with a method of > installing various types MTA setups (plain, LDAP, etc...) without having > multiple ebuilds (for fear of them getting out of sync). > > So, I'm attaching my "work-in-progress". I'd really appreciate if if > people out there would test this stuff out and provide me with some > feedback. > > Okay, now the details: > > Options are set via the "USE" variable in /etc/make.conf. The existing > options are mta-ldap, mta-mysql and mta-tls. The ebuild should check > for the variables and do it's magic. > > Right now, I've got ebuild files for exim and postfix. Once these are > ironed out and committed, I'll start work on qmail. Also, I've created > a mailbase portage. All this does is create /etc/mail and stuff an > aliases file there. I did this because exim, postfix and sendmail all > use the same format, and most people just keep it in /etc/mail. Also, > this solves the issue duplication (ie each MTA portage installing the > same file, and thus a chance for aliases to get out of sync). > > Some more notes. These portages install basic config files that should > allow it to work "out-of-the-box." The config files are the standard > ones from the MTA, just modified to deliver to ~/.maildir. I figured > that since the base config files have copious comments, it would help > the users out with configuration questions. > > Okay, this message is getting long enough as it is. Just yank out the > tarball and let me know what you think!!! >
Sounds like lot of work Jerry, thank you for that, I'll give it a try on my fresh installed rc4_pre2 test system. achim*
> > --Jerry > > name: Jerry Alexandratos || Open-Source software isn't a > phone: 703.599.6023 || matter of life or death... > email: jerry@××××××.com || ...It's much more important > || than that! > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------ > Name: mailstuff.tar.bz2 > mailstuff.tar.bz2 Type: unspecified type (application/octet-stream) > Encoding: base64